The True Story Behind the Banned Air Jordan


What if I told you that Michael Jordan’s infamous Black/Red Air Jordan 1 WASN’T the actual sneaker that the NBA banned thirty years ago to this day?

Some of you may scoff at the notion, others may raise an eyebrow and the dedicated historians among you might just know what I’m on about.

So now that I have your attention, read on.

Sole Collector contributor/forum admin and a man I count as my friend and my Cali connect MJO23DAN, has lifted the lid on the box of myths surrounding the legendary Nike tale in a detailed breakdown and analysis for Sole Collector. I don’t want to give too much away, but it is a must read for sneaker heads, fans of the Air Jordan line (and let’s be honest, who isn’t one these days?) and will leave you pondering why Nike did what they did and have some of you anxiously awaiting another retro release.

So without further delay, head on over to Sole Collector right now and check it out.


BANNED… well sort of.




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 (Appreciate the shout out Marv, good lookin out)

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